Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is located near Joshua Tree National Park and is the only bar / restaurant and music venue in Pioneertown, California. We had dinner reservations at 7:00 on the Sunday before Memorial Day… and good thing we did! Without a reservations, the wait time […]
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I came across Pioneertown on a Travel Channel video. Pioneertown was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood investors, including actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, who created this place as a movie set. It is located a little less than an hour from Palm Springs, heading […]
I stumbled across this circus of cats on Facebook. My pet-sitter tagged this event, and they still had tickets for the North Hollywood show on Easter Sunday. I was able to get 3rd row seats at a bargain price of $37 a piece (plus any theater refurbishment fees, […]
Last season, the Anaheim Ducks gave season ticket holders a chance to paint the ice at the Honda Center. This year they gave us the same opportunity. Unfortunately not all the season seat holders could do this, so they provided a sign up list, based on first come, […]
Dapper Day is an unofficial weekend event held at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris, where people get dressed up and stroll around the resort. It is held twice a year, and last Fall, Stephen and I participated for the first time. We enjoyed it so much, […]
Another trip to Las Vegas.. where to eat this time? Stephen suggested going to our “go to” Italian Deli, but I was craving grits. There is a restaurant in North Las Vegas called Grits Cafe but it’s a tiny place that gets busy on weekends. I didn’t really […]
Ballast Point is a brewing company based in San Diego, California. They have 4 locations in San Diego, one in Temecula, Long Beach, Chicago (IL), Daleville (VA) and one in downtown Disney, Anaheim. The location used to belong to Build a Bear, but Disney wanted more eateries, and […]
I was trying to find something special for Valentine’s Day and came across the “Classic Disney Afternoon Tea” inside Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. The hotel was also integrating the “Mickey’s 90th Celebration” as a tea theme, so their “normal” afternoon tea included specially decorated treats for […]
Our final night on the cruise was on RCL’s private peninsula at Labadee, Haiti. Its a secluded area where cruise guests can enjoy the beach, snorkel, jet ski, Zipline, do some shopping with the island locals, or just enjoy the barbecue provided by the ship. […]
Santiago de Cuba is our second Cuba stop of the cruise. Unlike the hustle and bustle of Havana, Santiago de Cuba is a sleepy colonial town. Unfortunately for us, we arrived on January 2nd, when most of the town was still closed from celebrating too much of the […]
The “A” of the ABC Islands is Aruba. Boutiques, upscale chain stores and street vendors, as wells as casinos and a wide range of restaurants, dance clubs and bars, make the capital Oranjestad a popular destination in Aruba. Our ship arrived on New Year’s Eve, so many shops […]
Stop 2 of the ABC Islands: Bonaire Kralendijk is the chief town, known for the beaches, and diving sports like snorkeling and skin diving. It’s the sleepiest of the ABC Islands, and the main area is tiny with a few shops and restaurants. If you’re not into water […]
Following Cartagena, our next 3 stops were the “ABC” Islands… Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, but in the opposite order, starting with “C”, Curaçao, pronounced cure-a-sao. The Islands are in the Dutch Caribbean, part of the Netherlands, but are not part of the European Union. When we docked at […]
Happy 50th anniversary to my mom and dad!
After a day at sea, our port following Havana was Cartagena, Colombia. I knew very little about Cartagena, except from the 1980’s movie “Romancing the Stone” where Kathleen Turner played a novelist who had to rescue her sister from a drug cartel. Apparently, things have gotten better in […]
Merry Christmas from somewhere between Havana and Cartagena, Colombia. We spent our day just relaxing, reading, napping, and of course eating and drinking. For dinner, my sister made reservations at one of the specialty restaurants, which cost an additional $30 more per person. Tomorrow, we visit Cartagena.
Day 2 in Havana. We met up with Jimmy in front of the Museum of Rum to kick off our 2nd part of our tour. No classic cars for us to ride in today, but a taxi mini van. Fortunately this car also had air conditioning. The goal […]